Monday, March 14, 2011

Homes in Decatur Neighborhoods - Glendale Estates History

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The City of Decatur has many beautiful neighborhoods and one of the most charming is Glendale Estates.  Decatur real estate has always been in demand, now more than ever.

The History of Glendale Estates/Glennwood Estates , as compiled by residents of the community, gives an interesting  history of the area. Five Hundred acres that extended from Sycamore up towards the North DeKalb Mall and the present Hospital area  sold around 1847 for $10 an acre, the highest recorded value paid for an acre of Decatur real estate at that time.  The original Glendale Estates/Glennwood Estates was begun in 1927 and encompassed  a portion south of the creek, comprised of Glendale Avenue, Pinecrest, and Glendale Circle.  By 1939, the early development was nearly complete, and the area north of the creek was then developed, which included Forkner Drive and Mount Vernon. Interestingly, the development contained a covenant,preserving the north site of the creek as forest, which retained the stately virgin forest bordering the creek, and the area later developed as Glenlake Park.

Decatur Real EstateGlendale EstatesHistory of Glendale Estates

Located just Northeast of the bustling City of Decatur, Glendale Estates/Glennwood Estates is a vibrant neighborhood of spacious yards  and elegant homes, within walking distance to downtown Decatur Events, and bordered by Glenlake Park. One of the largest markets in the Southeast, the DeKalb Farmer’s Market, lies a few blocks to the East and is a popular destination for the community.

Glenlake Park

GlenlakePark-3 (2)Glenlake Park is of the largest parks in the area, and was named for two adjacent Decatur neighborhoods – Glenwood Estates and Great Lakes. The City of Decatur has just completed an extensive $3 million-plus renovation project at Glenlake Park, updating playgrounds, pavilions and picnic areas; adding new paved walkways and bike paths; and upgrading the pool and bathhouse.  This 17- acre park is the largest green space around, and provides playgrounds, basketball courts, ball fields, 5 tennis courts and a Pool.  Adjacent to Glendale Park lies the Historic Decatur Cemetery.

   The Decatur Cemetery

Established around 1823, Decatur Cemetery is one of the oldest  publicly owned burial grounds in the metro Atlanta area, expanded now to 54-acres with over 20,000 grave sites.  It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is located in downtown Decatur.  The Cemetery is a popular section of Decatur real estate for walkers and photographers, and is maintained partially by volunteers from the Decatur community.

Not many Decatur neighborhoods enjoy such close proximity to Parks, walking trails, shopping, and downtown Decatur events as ideally located Glendale Estates!

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